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Chloe and The Next 20th Century

Father John Misty

Chloe and The Next 20th Century

Fifth album from J Tillman under the Father John Misty pseudonym produced with Jonathan Wilson

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  1. 10.0 |   NME

    On album five, Mr Tillman’s ambitious, big band-style visions and bossa nova experiments (yes, really) come to life with thrilling effect
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  2. 9.0 |   DIY

    He’s transporting himself to a different world
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  3. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Father John Misty’s Chloë and the Next 20th Century is filled with deeply imaginative arrangements and sophisticated, textured songwriting
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  4. 9.0 |   XS Noize

    Elegant, beautiful, sweet, and sad, but most importantly, the record is timeless in every sense
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  5. 8.8 |   Paste Magazine

    On his fifth record as Father John Misty, Josh Tillman cedes center stage
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  6. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    Josh Tillman’s new album is a foray into old Hollywood that goes down like a smooth martini
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  7. 8.0 |   All Music

    Father John Misty has never sounded so pleasant
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  8. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    There’s a sense of restraint in Josh Tillman’s musical reaction to the horrors of the world
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  9. 8.0 |   Dork

    There are nods to The Beatles, Glen Campbell and Sinatra, while the opening number has the sort of swing that would get Fred Astaire back on his feet
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  10. 8.0 |   Mojo

    As Chloë And The Next 20th Century sees Father John Misty escaping into his parallel Hollywood reality, it's highly entertaining to slip in alongside him. Print edition only

  11. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Contains a bunch of songs that go right to the gut with their instant melodic charm, and a bunch more that are deeply striking a few listens later thanks to their sumptuous arrangements, exceptional playing and emotional pull. Print edition only

  12. 8.0 |   Clash

    The record is vast yet insular, and you cant help but get swept up by the show
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  13. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Josh Tillman’s stunningly melodic, sepia-tinged new songs are so much more than knowing facsimiles of vintage styles
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  14. 8.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    It’s a big, bold, beautiful statement that doesn’t hit you over the head but gently and carefully makes it way into your heart
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  15. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Josh Tillman’s latest release under his notoriously self-indulgent Father John Misty moniker marks a refreshing change in direction: privileging the music far above the man
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  16. 8.0 |   The FT

    The US rocker combines Jazz Age crooning, bossa nova and parlour waltz on an album of lyrical restraint
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  17. 8.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    Misty seems to have found a new lease of life by pointing his pen away from himself for his fifth album
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  18. 7.9 |   Pitchfork

    Singer-songwriter Josh Tillman reaches far, far back to the golden age of Hollywood for a dreamy, lushly orchestrated, wryly comic collection of vignettes that all depend upon the timelessness of a love song
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  19. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    While Chloë and the Next 20th Century doesn’t quite measure up to the best of his impressive catalogue, lacking in some of the more unique traits that make those albums so special, even a slightly weaker Father John Misty album is still pretty damn good
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  20. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Father John Misty’s conspicuous vanishing act – away from being a big online personality – only highlights his impressive, and remarkably consistent, knack for delivering razor-sharp lyricism atop lush soundscapes
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  21. 7.0 |   Gigwise

    Hollywood's Golden Age: embraced
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  22. 7.0 |   Albumism

    This album represents a new kind of Misty album that I’m not fully able to get because I’m looking for similarities to his other work
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  23. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    With delicate orchestral arrangements, a dead Turkish Angora, and an overlying Old Hollywood theme, Chloë and the Next 20th Century is the most un-Misty-like album yet. We’re OK with that
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  24. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    These songs are bound together by their musical arrangements, presented as rightful heirs to a lost catalogue of great American songwriting
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  25. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Testament to Father John Misty’s art of weaving a tale that is all too familiar, yet seemingly far removed from our present reality – it’s rooted in nostalgia, rumination and longing
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  26. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Though his prankster reputation has softened since Josh Tillman quit interviews and social media around that 2018 album, some notoriety lingers
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  27. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    An album that's easy to enjoy but even easier to ignore.
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  28. 5.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Barely leaves an impression
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  29. 5.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Father John Misty’s Chloë and the Next 20th Century chases love as its guiding subject but too rarely feels amorous or sensual
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